Our Board

Kenneth Yaro

Board chair

Kenneth Yaro has over 20 years of experience as Programme Operations Manager, Senior Grants Manager in the field of development work. He served the UN fraternity; worked for UNICEF, USAID projects, and recently WHO. Ken is an expert in the area of development finance and has a wide range of expertise in financial management and sustainability of organizations especially the private sector and the NGO
fraternity. He is a guru in investment performance and evaluation as well as investment education and ethics. He holds MBA & MSc in Development Finance and a Certificate in Investment Performance
Measurement (CiPM).

Regina Honu

Board Member

Regina Honu is the CEO of Soronko Academy, a leading technology, coding, and digital skills development center in Africa, pioneering the way for young people especially women and girls to realize their economic potential equipping them with the technical and soft skills they need to attain dignified, fulfilling jobs and overcome the gender gap in technology. 

The academy which is the first coding and human-centered design academy in West Africa has trained over 20,000 women & girls and has expanded to train boys, men, and children with disabilities. Regina was
recently named on the 2021 Quartz Africa Innovators List: a dynamic group of over two dozen women from 12 countries and 15 sectors whose work dispels the myth that women are primarily focused on social sectors as opposed to areas that drive economies.

Rita Krampah

Board Member

Corporate trainer, Customer Services, and Relationship Management Consultant; With over 20 years in banking. Holds a BSc in Human Resources Development (Managerial Science) Knust; and other professional certifications. She is the general manager of Paradise Homecare for the elderly which is a subsidiary of Paradyse Clinic at Ejisu. 

She is also a British Council-GiZ trainer and entrepreneurship coach and mentors at HapaSpace and FabHub Ashanti, Kumasi, and a training facilitator in some hubs in Kumasi. She is a relationship counselor and emotional intelligence facilitator and a resource person on some major radio stations in Kumasi. An alumnus of KNUST- BSc. Human Resource Development and other professional certifications in Customer Services Management.

Gideon Brefo

Board Member

Gideon is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded Hapaweb Solutions and hapaSpace Innovation Hub. He is a tech enthusiast who has successfully supported dozens of startups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Ghana. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Ghana Hubs Network (GHN) – network of 33 innovation hubs across Ghana. He is an active member of AfriLabs network.

He leads the hapaSpace team working on the AfriconEU project. He has worked with groups
of people across 16 countries. He is a seasoned trainer for the British Council. He has trained participants from notable organizations like Standard Charted Bank, Indego Africa, First Atlantic Bank and the Hangban Institute in China.

Daniel Y. Nang

Board Member and Executive Director

Daniel Y. Nang is the Executive Director of Dansyn ISO and Dansyn Micro-Credit Services
located in Bolgatanga—Upper East Region of Ghana. He is an entrepreneur, business
development and customer care consultant, entrepreneurship and business development trainer, a
motivational speaker and trainer of personal development and financial freedom. He is an
advocate for private sector empowerment and development as well as youth entrepreneurship
and development. Daniel has extensive knowledge on project development and implementation and has been

working with start-ups and SMEs for over 15 years. He has experience in both the private sector
and the academia having lectured before and continues to engage with policy makers on
advocacy and best ways to improve livelihoods especially of vulnerable groups in the society.
He has worked with several development partners and has consulted, mentored and coached
many business owners across Africa especially in Ghana and Nigeria.

Daniel has received immense recognition. His recent award includes Focus Africa Award for
contributing immensely to the development of the private sector in Ghana and as an outstanding
pacesetter among contemporaries in Africa and beyond. Daniel speaks regularly at seminars and
conferences to all categories of people including corporate staff, student groups, churches,
entrepreneurial conferences among others. Daniel is currently a PhD candidate in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Ghana Business School. He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Business
Administration (MBA) Degrees in Marketing from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cape Coast.

Connect with our management team

Daniel Y. Nang

Executive Director

Bintu Issaka

Finance associate